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1437455250_LennigradB.thumb.png.4d6f157ef462896ca3085c0be04b5114.pngAdded content dedicated to Black Friday:  

  • VII Scharnhorst B,  
  • VII Sims B,  
  • IX Alaska B
  • VIII Graf Zeppelin B

Besides that, for all Black ships including those from last year, we added commemorative flags, Commanders, patches, and backgrounds. Details on how to receive them will be published on the website.

These are the four Black Ships that will be issued. 

I am interested in the Alaska B but do not want to part with $77.  So what is your opinion on any of these ships? 

SORRY BUT LENINGRAD IS THE ONLY SHIP PAINTED BLACK I HAVE.....Not a Black Friday Ship....Defense of Leningrad Anniversary. 

 

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I don't see the point of adding the "B" to the name. Are they trying to entice collectors who already have one to buy another?

I'd like an Alaska at a reduced price, but I'm reluctant to buy one with a "B" plastered on the end of its name.

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Sims is a fun bote, despite carrying lol-worthy water mine torps; she has a really high XP modifier IIRC.  I don't do CVs, so can't offer an opinion on GZ.  Scharnhorst is a fun ship if the MM cooperates.  These days with the RU BBs and other new lines she hasn't aged as well as she might - YMMV.  I like her and still take her out now and then, but its a lot more work than it used to be to get good results.  I enjoy Alaska; she is a solid cruiser at tier 9 but if the price is putting you off then save your money and grind out a Puerto Rico.  By all accounts, she is a bigger potentially better Alaska and can seemingly be earned for free.

Just my opinion though.

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oh man as good as the mass b looks that Alaska will be drop dead gorgeous.  Might have to get it which would force me to play it after spending so much .  

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22 minutes ago, LadyAnesjka said:

None of these ship have black friday deal price.

So I pass.

Prices have been released? Where? Have not seen them?

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Alaska is the only one that might interest me, but only under $50.00

Was hoping for a Georgia B or Montana B.

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6 minutes ago, Frigate007 said:

Prices have been released? Where? Have not seen them?

First post they say 77 USD / 522 HRK

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I'm sure they will have "surprise mechanics" crates as well.  That's how I got my 3 ships from last year.

I already have all of these though.

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Wonder if they will do the doubloon missions on the regular ships so they end up being free like last year.

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I'm not interested in any of them.  I got an Alaska with free XP, very pleased with it.  I would not pay what they are asking for it.  I bought my Scharnhorst long ago, very pleased with it.   I don't care for DD's or CV's much so I'm not going to buy one.

So, IMHO the Scharnhorst is the only ship I would consider buying.

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3 hours ago, AriochIV said:

I don't see the point of adding the "B" to the name. Are they trying to entice collectors who already have one to buy another?

I'd like an Alaska at a reduced price, but I'm reluctant to buy one with a "B" plastered on the end of its name.

I personally see it more as a scam so they can give you the same ship you already have while stating "buh buh buh it''s a different bote".

I read that in the notes and instantly understood what scam was about to be pulled.   All of the "B" models need to be done away with.  If they want to offer up a camo, so be it, but scamming people with "B" variants should be illegal.  This of course coming from someone that believes most illegal items should be legal. 

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2 minutes ago, NoSoMo said:

I personally see it more as a scam so they can give you the same ship you already have while stating "buh buh buh it''s a different bote".

I read that in the notes and instantly understood what scam was about to be pulled.   All of the "B" models need to be done away with.  If they want to offer up a camo, so be it, but scamming people with "B" variants should be illegal.  This of course coming from someone that believes most illegal items should be legal. 

If you have the non-black version as well, they are useful to obtain more snowflakes and other win bonuses.  Also nice that you only need one Captain for two boats.

Also you assume the purchaser already has the non-B variant. 

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19 minutes ago, Gunga_Dinner said:

If you have the non-black version as well, they are useful to obtain more snowflakes and other win bonuses.  Also nice that you only need one Captain for two boats.

Also you assume the purchaser already has the non-B variant. 

My issue is that when a bundle / reward is offered up for a ship of a certain tier with "no duplicates yielding doubloons" the purchaser ends up getting screwed over because getting a B version isn't getting another ship, it's getting a camo'd ship.  No thanks.

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4 minutes ago, NoSoMo said:

My issue is that when a bundle / reward is offered up for a ship of a certain tier with "no duplicates yielding doubloons" the purchaser ends up getting screwed over because getting a B version isn't getting another ship, it's getting a camo'd ship.  No thanks.

You must dislike the HSF Graf Spee as well then.

 

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7 hours ago, Toxic_Potato said:

I am using $77 from the Alaska shown in the North American  Premium Shop....but if they want to discount I think that is GREAT! 

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I got the Mass last year and it was quite a bit cheaper than the normal if I remember correctly.

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21 minutes ago, Admiral_Andy said:

I got the Mass last year and it was quite a bit cheaper than the normal if I remember correctly.

They were all cheaper than their standard counterparts, but I have to admit I'd rather spend FXP on a standard Alaska than buy a Black one. Still, I'm sure the crates will be good for anyone who wants to take a chance AND who values whatever else comes in them if you don't get a ship (because something always does). 

If you DON'T value the guaranteed content, don't buy the crates. If you CAN'T make good use of a duplicate, don't buy the ship. It's as easy as that.

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5 hours ago, NoSoMo said:

I personally see it more as a scam so they can give you the same ship you already have while stating "buh buh buh it''s a different bote".

I read that in the notes and instantly understood what scam was about to be pulled.   All of the "B" models need to be done away with.  If they want to offer up a camo, so be it, but scamming people with "B" variants should be illegal.  This of course coming from someone that believes most illegal items should be legal. 

I don't see how it's a scam unless we agree to redefine the word.  You will be presented with a price, you pay your money and get a copy of an existing ship with a different permanent camo.  It's pretty straightforward.  You choose to buy it or not.  If you do, you know what you're paying for.

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5 hours ago, NoSoMo said:

I personally see it more as a scam so they can give you the same ship you already have while stating "buh buh buh it''s a different bote".

I read that in the notes and instantly understood what scam was about to be pulled.   All of the "B" models need to be done away with.  If they want to offer up a camo, so be it, but scamming people with "B" variants should be illegal.  This of course coming from someone that believes most illegal items should be legal. 

I don't think the word scam means what you think it means.

You get exactly what's on the tin: A premium ship with black and silver camo.  The ships perform the same as their non-black-and-silver sisters.  No one is getting scammed.

I wish they would also sell perma-camo of that colour scheme.

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I'm close to having enough free xp for Alaska, but I'd gladly buy the black version instead if it's offered at a decent discount, close to the regular price of a tier 8 premium.

That much of a discount is likely a pipe dream, so I'll probably end up using my free xp.

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I was hoping to get Mass and Asashio this BF. Very disappointing they aren't bringing those back. This year's group seems like a lazy cash grab with some of the oldest T7 prems in the game on offer then they threw in Alaska so they can keep the bundle price the same or higher.

Given this companies history I would expect the crate rng to be worse too.

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